8th Annual Meeting
of the ACSE

Educate | Engage | Experience | Empower

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About our Annual Meeting

The ACSE hosts an annual collegial gathering of industry experts, editors, policymakers, technologists, librarians, publishers, and everyone involved in the scholarly publishing ecosystem from around the globe to discover & disseminate the latest innovations, build new connections, discuss important issues of the scholarly publishing community and explore the state of the art solutions.


Virtual by Zoom Meeting App.


21 August, 2022

Organizing Committee

Meet our proficient Committee Members

Speaker 1

Dr. Kaiser Jamil

President | The ACSE

Speaker 4

Dr. Zabta Khan Shinwari

Prof. Emeritus, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad

Speaker 2

Muhammad Sarwar

Secretary | The ACSE

Speaker 3

Charley Miao

Director, TrendMD | China

Speaker 6

Prof. Dr. Gazi Mahabubul Alam

Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Speaker 6

Pippa Smart

PSP Consulting, Oxford, UK

Meeting Agenda

Timezone: Gulf Standard Time (GST)

The ACSE offers the following short courses at the Annual Meeting in August 2022 to gain crucial knowledge and take home applicable skills. These courses are taught by industry experts and renowned consultants who understand the complexities and nuances of scholarly communication.

Short Course

Journal Management with Effective Editorial Procedures

Short Course

Journal Publishing Practical Guidelines

Short Course

Ethics in Modern Publishing

Zoom Meeting Room Opens

Maryam Sayab

Greetings and Meeting Regulations

Maryam Sayab | Professional Development Manager – The ACSE

Prof. Dr. Gazi Mahabubul Alam

Welcome Address

Prof. Dr. Gazi Mahabubul Alam | Meeting Chair, 8th ACSE Annual Meeting

Session I

Journal Publishing in China: Experience, Lesson, and Prospect

Charley Miao - Director TrendMD, China & ACSE

Do the Metric-Driven Culture and Journal Rankings Adversely Impact Local Journals?

Prof. Dr. Gazi Mahabubul Alam | Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Impact Metrics in Scholarly Publications - Do they Encompass the Impact of Science?

Dr. Sam T. Mathew | Researcher & Medical Communications Expert, India

AiScholar - Advancing Academic Exchange and Dissemination

Dr. Mingfang Lu | Executive President, AiScholar

How to Promote Contributorship and Data Sharing to Cultivate Research Integrity

Dr. Dasapta Erwin Irawan | Institut Teknologi Bandung and RINarxiv Preprint Server, Indonesia

Panel Discussion: Will Asia Fully Respond to a Global Transition to Open Access?

Prof. Dr. Zabta Khan Shinwari, Dr. Sam T. Mathew and Dr. Haseeb Md Irfanullah

Networking Break

Session II

TrendMD Endeavors to Develop OA Publishing

Tash Brown | COO, TrendMD

Be more human: Introducing Brand Storytelling for Scholarly Publishers

Mithu Lucraft | Senior Consultant, TBI Communications, UK

The Challenges (and benefits) of Preprints

Pippa Smart | Oxford, UK

Social Media, Enhanced Content and Democratization of Scientific and Medical Data Access

Dikran Toroser, PhD CMPP | Merck, USA

Preprints and Peer Review: What Needs to be Changed in Publishing & Research Culture

Dikran Toroser, Pippa Smart and Muhammad Sarwar

Preprints and Publication Ethics; the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Dr. Fatemeh Heidary | IVORC research center, Austin, Texas, United States

A Tsunami of Retracted Papers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dr. Reza Gharebaghi | IVORC research center, Austin, Texas, United States

Panel Discussion: Insights into Good Publication Practice (GPP) Guidelines & How they may Impact Publication Development in Asia?

Dikran Toroser, Dan Bridges and Lisa M. De Tora

Closing Remarks and Group Photo



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